Swim Smart at NL Aquatic Center
Analyze. Optimize. Realize.

Experience a better way to achieve results.  Featuring adjustable swim current and underwater cameras, our Swim Ex 600T model therapy pool offers unlimited training potential. Swim Smart offers stroke evaluation and lessons to help athletes reach their full potential.

Swim Smart One-To-One Coaching

The Swim Smart Personal Coaching Program gives swimmers of all levels the chance to work one-on-one with a highly skilled and experienced competitive swim coach.  Your coach will discuss and review any concerns you have regarding your performance and will provide analysis and solutions that will help you achieve your peak performance. Sessions may include the above and/or underwater video review, along with a plan of action to maintain performance.

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Swim Smart Starts, Turns & Breakouts Clinics

Races can be won or lost by the quality of your starts, turns and breakouts. Take this opportunity to focus on this crucial part of your race with SJAC Coach Chris Howie.  Learn how to get more speed, power and efficiency in each of these elements to improve your overall race performance.  

Each session will be offered
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ NL Aquatic Center, Voorhees NJ

Session Dates:
October 15
November 19
December 17
January 21
February 11

Space limited to 20 swimmers per session.  

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Swim Smart Stroke Clinics

Join Coach Lou Petto in a series of clinics designed to build, strengthen and streamline your strokes so you can improve your efficiency, stamina and speed in the water. Each session will focus on a different stroke with emphasis on improving core skills and integrating them with each and every movement in the water in order to make you a stronger and faster swimmer.


  • October 15 – Freestyle
  • November 19 – Backstroke
  • January 21 – Breaststroke
  • February 11 – Butterfly


  • 12pm – 1pm  Ages 10 & Under
  • 2pm – 3pm Ages 11 & up


  • Tuesday, December 27 – Butterfly
  • Wednesday, December 28 – Backstroke
  • Thursday, December 29 – Breaststroke
  • Friday, December 30 – Freestyle


  • 1pm – 2pm  Ages 10 & Under
  • 2pm – 3pm Ages 11 & up

Location : NL AQUATIC CENTER, 333 Preston Avenue, Voorhees, NJ

Lou Petto

Coach Petto has over 25 years of coaching experience at all levels. Lou is the Head Coach of the Upper Main Line YMCA in PA. Lou is currently also coaching for the USA Paralympic Swimming Team. For the Paralympic Team, Lou has been on the coaching staff for many international meets and camps including the 2016 Paralympics as an Assistant coach.  Lou has coached multiple YMCA Swimming National Champions and Record Holders, USA Swimming 18/under national champions and Olympic Trial qualifiers. In the 2016 Paralympic Games, Lou had a swimmer achieve a bronze medal.

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